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Ziegler Lecture: Dr Jon Cho-Polizzi, “Translating Ada’s Realm: A Translators’ Chat with Jon Cho-Polizzi, translator of Sharon Dodua Otoo’s Adas Raum”.
Join us on September 27 at 12.30pm for the virtual Ziegler Lecture Series, featuring Dr Jon Cho-Polizzi of the University of Michigan.

Title: "Translating Ada’s Realm: A Translators’ Chat with Jon Cho-Polizzi, translator of Sharon Dodua Otoo’s Adas Raum."

Abstract: Sharon Dodua Otoo’s debut novel Ada’s Realm (German: Adas Raum) is a tour de force of West African history, Black German identity, Holocaust memory, and contemporary decolonial cosmologies. Winner of the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 2016, Otoo (b. 1972 in London) rose to fame as an additional-language writer of German, coming from a Black British intellectual and social formation.

Bio: Jon Cho-Polizzi is a literary translator and Assistant Professor of German at the University of Michigan who will share experiences rendering Otoo’s novel into English(es) for a broader reading public. The English translations debut in Spring 2023, so this talk is a sneak peek! Translators, creative writers, activists, German learners, please join! Note also that this novel-and-translation will serve as the core text for UBC CENES’s Professor David Gramling’s Translation Seminar (GERM 325) in Spring Term 2023.

Please be advised that this event will be recorded. Attendees will be muted and have video automatically turned off. If you ask a question or otherwise participate in the session, be aware that your name may be visible on the recording. The telephone dial-in option is not available for this webinar. However, the recording will be made available on circle.ubc.ca after the live presentation, which is accessible through the CENES website at cenes.ubc.ca.

Sep 27, 2022 12:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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